Thursday January 20, 2000

US date format: 1/20/2000, UK date format: 20/1/2000

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 20, 2000). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include James McGrath and Hannah Blair. In that special week of January people in US were listening to What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Happy Accidents, directed by Brad Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000 while The New New Thing by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Something in the Air. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles or Doushin: Same Heart.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
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Events

  • In Belgrade, around 10,000 people attend the funeral of Arkan. He is buried at the Belgrade's New Cemetery with military honors by his volunteers and with funeral rites.
  • A digital cable and satellite network dedicated to the soap operas, SOAPnet, begins re-airing soaps that originally aired on ABC, NBC and CBS.
  • Table Mountain Fire (2000): After four days, the veld fire is put out. Over 10,000 ha were burned across the Western Cape, in South Africa.
  • After four days, the veld fire is put out. Over 10,000 ha were burned across the Western Cape, in South Africa.

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Movies

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Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Starring: Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, Holland Taylor, Mick Weber

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff, Ben Weber

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Directed by: Nigel Cole

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo

Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party

Directed by: Robert Lee King

Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Thomas Gibson, Kimberley Davies

Hamlet

Hamlet

Directed by: Michael Almereyda

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Sport Games on January 20, 2000

Sport Games on January 20, 2000


NBA

American Basketball
  • Denver Nuggets - Houston Rockets : 115 - 122
  • Detroit Pistons - New Jersey Nets : 120 - 122
  • Orlando Magic - Sacramento Kings : 103 - 111
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Charlotte Hornets : 100 - 109
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Milwaukee Bucks : 104 - 96
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TV Series

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Something in the Air

Something in the Air

Directed by: Olivier Assayas

Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Directed by: Vera Farmiga

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Casting Couch

Casting Couch

Directed by: Christopher Clam

Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Days to next January 20

If January 20, 2000 is your birthday you're 20 years, 6 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The New New Thing by Michael Lewis

The New New Thing

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New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”―Time

When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

When Pride Still Mattered

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In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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The third book in the bestselling Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay! For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black.

The Testament by John Grisham

The Testament

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a …

Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen

Sick Puppy

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Independently wealthy eco-terrorist Twilly Spree teaches a flagrant litterbug a lesson--and leaves the offender's precious Range Rover swarming with hungry dung beetles. When he discovers the litterer is one of the most powerful political fixers in Florida, the real Hiaasen-style …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Driving Emotion Type-S

Driving Emotion Type-S

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP / EU Square; NA Square Electronic Arts

Daytona USA 2001

Daytona USA 2001

Platform: Dreamcast

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega, Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames (Europe)

Daria's Inferno

Daria's Inferno

Platform: Windows, Mac

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Interactive

BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles

BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Midas Interactive Entertainment

Doushin: Same Heart

Doushin: Same Heart

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Eroge, Visual Novel

Publisher: JP Crowd; NA Peach Princess

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $85.19
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $115.50
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $107.06
  • General Electric GE: opens at $149.06
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $123.00

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